Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship alum Rachel Meltzer elaborates on how her work on developmental and neighborhood change has evolved since her participation in The Political Economy of Redistribution. Her research centers on issues related to housing, economic development and local public finance, and how public policies in these areas affect individuals, neighborhoods and cities. Current projects look at how and why retail and commercial services change in neighborhoods undergoing economic and racial transitions. Meltzer earned her doctorate in Public Policy/Public Administration and M.P.A. from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University is an Assistant Professor of Urban Policy at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.